Monday, September 26, 2016

University of Denver: panel on the movement for black lives Tuesday 4:30 Sturm Hall 251

     For all those around the University of Denver, please come tomorrow at 4: 30 both to learn and to show your support.  It is unbearable to have a society which murders a man for sitting in his car waiting for his child...Let us do everything in our power to establish at minimum training in community policing, tactical avoidance, at all costs, of shoot to kill, the clearest public record (release of videos in shootings immediately; swift indictments if the case is murder or shooting and the like.

Black Lives Matter Panel - TUESDAY This coming 
Tuesday – 
mark your calendars! 


Amy Emery-Brown led the protest at the Martin Luther 
King Day march against the murder in sheriff 
department custody of Michael Marshall...


As part of the invitation I reprint my poem:   

A day in Charlotte USA

A man sits in his car waiting to pick up his son.

Every day, a man sits in his car, waiting to pick up    

most of us do this, waiting for a son, a daughter, 

a granddaughter

some days, he picks up his neighbor’s son, too.  She tells the story to




every day, the man has a book

listen  listen  listen

everybody who lives here

every day 

likes him

father of 7 

waits in his car

with a

every day, 


takes a pill

One day,

cops look for somebody else.  This man, no 

suspect,   drives up

beside them





scream at him

guns drawn

force him out   

emerges slowly, hands in the air 

His wife runs screaming towards them, 

her camera…

walks back toward the car.  Slowly.

Don’t shoot him!  He has no weapon.  He 

has a TBI.  Don’t

A cop

You Better Not Have Fucking Killed Him

shoots him dead

A little boy comes

people demonstrate led by ministers.


Police in RiotGear

do not arrest the shooter

one of their own

the National Guard

Police do not release 

the names

rifles in hand

the tape

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